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  # 913759 11-Oct-2013 16:56
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HairyScot: Thanks for all the info.

Looks like the first step is a new router. Maybe a Draytek (depending on price of the model that has the facilities I'm after) or one that is Gargoyle compatible.

Anyone has any experience of Tomato Firmware?



I've used tomato for the past 3-4 years... currently I am using the Tomato (Toastman) version, which has per IP logging that works great.

It has QOS and a bandwidth limiter which is what you are after.

Love love love tomato

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  # 914763 14-Oct-2013 13:02
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pfsense, gargoyle router and tomato usb toastman mod are all good options, depends what hardware you have or get.

Tomato only supporting certain broadcom hardware, Gargoyle/OpenWRT supporting a lot of other chipsets (Atheros, marvel, ralink etc).

 
 
 
 




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# 914777 14-Oct-2013 13:35
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I think I'll go with the TP-Link WR1043ND + Gargoyle linked to my DSL_G604T.

Thanks to you all for your help.

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  # 914784 14-Oct-2013 13:43
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I use Mikrotik routers. About the same price, but it can be quite fun to get your head around setting up bandwidth queues depending on how complex you want it setup.

However I use Mikrotik's for other networking reasons as well, not just bandwidth shaping.

Cheers,
Gavin.



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  # 914908 14-Oct-2013 16:33
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I've just been offered a Linksys X3500 at a very reasonable price, but I cannot determine if it has the capability to manage bandwidth across the LAN users.

Anyone have any experience with this device?

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  # 914998 14-Oct-2013 20:05
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HairyScot: I've just been offered a Linksys X3500 at a very reasonable price, but I cannot determine if it has the capability to manage bandwidth across the LAN users.

Anyone have any experience with this device?


RUN!!! Those things are the biggest pieces of cr4p ever!! The GUI is made for stupid people and even when you load the standard firmware it is buggy as hell. Best place for those things are in the bin.

Stick to TP-Link for cheap, reliable gear.



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# 915017 14-Oct-2013 20:19
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chevrolux:
HairyScot: I've just been offered a Linksys X3500 at a very reasonable price, but I cannot determine if it has the capability to manage bandwidth across the LAN users.

Anyone have any experience with this device?


RUN!!! Those things are the biggest pieces of cr4p ever!! The GUI is made for stupid people and even when you load the standard firmware it is buggy as hell. Best place for those things are in the bin.

Stick to TP-Link for cheap, reliable gear.


Thanks for the heads up!   

 
 
 
 




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  # 915141 15-Oct-2013 06:18
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Before I go off and spend money can those who are familiar with Gargoyle confirm that it can be set to provide the following:-
If there is only one LAN user then that user can use the full capacity of the internet connection, but if there is more than one then the capacity will be managed so that no single user can hog the connection and each user gets a fair share of the available capacity.

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  # 915414 15-Oct-2013 13:38
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HairyScot: Before I go off and spend money can those who are familiar with Gargoyle confirm that it can be set to provide the following:-
If there is only one LAN user then that user can use the full capacity of the internet connection, but if there is more than one then the capacity will be managed so that no single user can hog the connection and each user gets a fair share of the available capacity.


I'm interested to know this too. You're referring to dynamic bandwidth management. I'd ask also (if you're in to online gamnig) if it does support dynamic bandwidth management, that it doesn't screw up lag transitioning from one PC using the whole connection to the few small packets of a gaming client on another PC waiting to send/receive.



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  # 915452 15-Oct-2013 14:26
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kiwirock:
HairyScot: Before I go off and spend money can those who are familiar with Gargoyle confirm that it can be set to provide the following:-
If there is only one LAN user then that user can use the full capacity of the internet connection, but if there is more than one then the capacity will be managed so that no single user can hog the connection and each user gets a fair share of the available capacity.


I'm interested to know this too. You're referring to dynamic bandwidth management. I'd ask also (if you're in to online gamnig) if it does support dynamic bandwidth management, that it doesn't screw up lag transitioning from one PC using the whole connection to the few small packets of a gaming client on another PC waiting to send/receive.


Received this response to my question on the Gargoyle forum:-
"That's QoS or Quality of Service. I don't use it myself, so I can only give you a gist of what I've read.
You set it to about 95% of your max up/down speeds. When traffic approaches those speeds, rules kick in and adjust the traffic. So even when its just you, you get 95% because that's the new limit."



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  # 915958 16-Oct-2013 11:34
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@kiwirock, and others who might be interested in QoS, this item may prove interesting:- http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/doku.php?id=qos



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# 916377 16-Oct-2013 23:21
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I found a simpler and cheaper answer.

Uninstalled GoogleDrive. 

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  # 922553 27-Oct-2013 17:22
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HairyScot:
rhy7s: Check out http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/doku.php?id=qos


Thanks for the info.

I see there is a QoS facility on my router so I have some reading to do.   


Set the QoS function to use a priority setting that uses % values instead of any kind of speed limit. It should be able to just put emails and downloads at the bottom of a priority list without overloading the router's processing power.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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